A Dish That Will Work for Hanukkah, Christmas or Both

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A Dish That Will Work for Hanukkah, Christmas or Both

December is full of family, fun and food – especially holiday dishes. Boca Grove is made up of a great blend of people who celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or both, so with that in mind we needed the perfect dish that would bring everyone together. Boca Grove Executive Chef Dominick Laudia came through with the perfect recipe – a “Hanukkah Christmas Chateaubriand for Two with Bouquetiere of Vegetables and Loaded Potato Latke Cups”.
 
For the Chateaubriand:
2 tbsp.                   Oil
10 oz.                    Center Cut Tenderloin of Beef
As needed             Salt and Pepper
1 each                   Shallot, Peeled and Chopped Fine
1 sprig                   Rosemary
1 cup                     Red Wine
4 oz.                      Butter
 
Method:
In a hot skillet add the oil.
Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper.
Sear in the skillet on all sides.
Remove and place on a roasting pan.
Place in a 450-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes and check with a meat thermometer with internal temperatures to 130 degrees.
Remove and cover with foil.
For the gravy:
In the skillet, remove half of the oil.
Add the shallot, rosemary and red wine to the skillet.
Reduce by half.
Remove from the heat and whisk in cold butter to thicken.
Adjust seasoning if needed.
Remove the rosemary before serving with the tenderloin.
 
For the Potato Latkes:
1 lb.                       Potato, Peeled and Cut into Small Pieces
2 tbsp.                   Onion, Minced
1 clove                  Garlic, Minced
1 each                   Egg
2-4 tbsp.                Matzo Meal
1 tbsp.                   Chopped Parsley
1 tsp.                     Salt and Pepper
Oil to Fry
Muffin Pan
Non-Stick Spray
As needed          Sour Cream
As needed          Shredded Cheddar Cheese
As needed          Minced Chives
 
Method:
In a food processor add the potato and pulse until fine.
Remove and strain the liquid in a strainer or cheese cloth.
Place in a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
If watery and more matzo meal to thicken.
In a hot skillet add oil.
Using an ice cream scoop, place the mix in the pan and flatten with a spatula.
Cook and make a sample first.
If mix is not forming a pancake, add more matzo meal.
Check for seasoning and adjust as needed.
Measure muffin pans to use to form cups.
Make pancakes a little larger than the muffin pan.
Once pancakes are made, spray muffin pans and place pancakes in the muffin cups.
Gently press the pancakes to form the cups.
Place the muffin pan in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until the pancakes are crisp.
Remove and allow to cool.
Carefully remove from the pans.
Prior to serving re-heat the cups.
Fill the cups with the sour cream, shredded cheese and chives.
 
Notes:
Serve with your favorite vegetables and be sure to use different colors and textures to add to eye appeal.
Serve on a platter with the pan sauce.
Slice the meat on a platter and serve.
 
Now you can enjoy a meal from both holidays all at one sitting. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.
Posted: 12/13/2017 11:45:39 AM by Heather Dupree


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